POPOVICH COMEDY PET THEATER Thursday, May 4 Franklin Theatre, Franklin Gregory Popovich brings his talented cast of canines and kitties to the stage.

SPRING TENNESSEE CRAFT FAIR Friday, May 5 - Sunday, May 7 Centennial Park, Nashville The 46th annual fair boasts hundreds of artisans and crafters from across the state. The popular Kids' Tent features lots of hands-on art-making activities for kids of all ages. Plus, a few performances for little ones.

THE ART OF DR. SEUSS Friday, May 5 - Sunday, May 7 The Factory at Franklin See familiar and rarely seen works of art from Dr. Seuss' collection during this free exhibit experience.

TENNESSEE RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL Community Appreciation Weekend (May 6 - 7) Artisan & Crafts Weekend (May 13 - 14) Pirate Invasion Weekend (May 20 - 21) Celtic Weekend (May 27 - 29) Castle Gwynn, Arrington The medieval festivities return for another year of family fun with different themes each weekend. Enjoy jousting knights, fairies, the human chess match, man-powered rides, vendors, giant turkey legs and more.

FRANKLIN HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL Saturday, May 6 Westhaven Community, Franklin Inflatable games and lots of children's activities are on tap along with live music and the festive glow of hot air balloons at dusk.

46TH ANNUAL DAYS ON THE FARM Thursday, May 11 - Friday, May 12 Sam Davis Home, Smyrna Kids can explore 19th century farm life with animal encounters, demonstrations, games and more.

BARFIELD BEACH PARTY Friday, May 12 Barfield Crescent Park, Murfreesboro Sixty tons of sand beckon kids of all ages. Build castles, play beach games and more.

MIDDLE TENNESSEE STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL Saturday, May 13 Downtown Portland Kids love participating in the strawberry pie eating contest. There's a parade, live entertainment, games and more. It's a full day of free fun for everyone!

IROQUOIS STEEPLECHASE Saturday, May 13 Warner Park Equestrian Center, Nashville The 76th annual event benefits the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. Enjoy an afternoon of horse races, and kids can compete in the stock pony race for a $100 prize to Phillips Toy Mart.

FRANKLIN RODEO Thursday, May 18 - Saturday, May 20 Williamson Ag Expo Park, Franklin In addition to the main rodeo events, kids can get in on the action during the Mutton Bustin' and Calf Scramble competitions.